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Jets sign Jansen Harkins to a two-year contract

Harkins, 23, made his NHL debut for the Jets in 2019-20 and had seven points

by Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / Press Release

WINNIPEG, Oct. 27, 2020 - The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Jansen Harkins on a two-year contract with an average annual value of $725,000.

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NHL Draft

2021 Draft: Power among Central Scouting's players to watch

Defenseman one of three from University of Michigan to earn A rating on preliminary list

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Owen Power, a candidate to be chosen among the top 10 in the 2021 NHL Draft, was one of three players from the University of Michigan to earn an A rating on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list released Tuesday.

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Jets Playing Overseas Update - Oct. 22, 2020

Vesalainen loaned to HPK, Holm off to a strong start

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

Kristian Vesalainen is the most recent member of the organization to head overseas to play until training camps open - joining HPK of the Finnish Liiga - making him the third Jet to suit up in that league.

Vesalainen joins 2019 first round pick Ville Heinola (Rauman Lukko) and Joona Luoto (HIFK) in Liiga. 

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Our True North: 2019-20 Report to the Community

by Staff @NHLJets /

The 2020 Report to the Community opens with a statement from True North Sports + Entertainment Executive Chairman and Governor of the Winnipeg Jets, Mark Chipman, who attempts to sum up what the last number of months have been like.

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Jets announce number changes, Thompson to wear 11 in honour of Rypien

Thompson: "It's flattering, humbling. I guess it's a little overwhelming."

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV / Winnipeg Jets

WINNIPEG - A number is just a number.

Except when it isn't.

The Winnipeg Jets announced the numbers that the new faces in the organization will be wearing, along with any number changes for the not-so-new faces today for the 2020-21 season.

One number stands out - 11.

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Jets sign Nelson Nogier to a two-year, two-way contract

Nogier, 24, played 58 games for the Manitoba Moose last season

by Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / Press Release

WINNIPEG, Oct. 12, 2020 - The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Nelson Nogier on a two-year, two-way contract with an average annual value in the NHL of $725,000.

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Thompson brings veteran presence to Jets

The 36-year-old has 62 goals and 156 goals in 767 career NHL games over 13 seasons

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV / Winnipeg Jets

WINNIPEG - You can never have enough veteran face-off men in the NHL.

The Winnipeg Jets recognized that when signing 36-year-old Nate Thompson to one-year, $750,000 deal over the weekend.

In 70 games last season, split between the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers, Thompson won more than 54 per cent of his faceoffs as a veteran fourth-liner who can also kill penalties. 

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Forbort a familiar face to many in Jets locker room

"I should almost get a coaching fee for the drills I've been running Samberg and Pionk through" -Forbort

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

WINNIPEG - After signing with a new team, some players come into a dressing room full of new faces.

That won't be the case for Minnesota product, Derek Forbort.

Forbort, who signed a one-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 11, is very familiar with two players within the organization already.

"I should almost get a coaching fee for the drills I've been running (Dylan) Samberg and (Neal) Pionk through here in Duluth," Forbort said with a grin.

But the defenceman's connections to his fellow Minnesotans inside the Jets dressing room doesn't end there.

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Full speed ahead for Appleton after signing deal with Jets

"I'm going to do everything I can every night to keep earning more ice time" -Appleton

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

WINNIPEG - Mason Appleton's answer was short and concise when asked about the shoulder injury that took him out of the Qualifying Round against the Calgary Flames - and whether it was fully healed.


That wasn't the only injury the 24-year-old forward dealt with in 2019-20. He missed the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic with a broken bone in his foot, which also caused him to miss 19 games.

But Appleton has moved on from what he described as an "up and down" season and has confidence in his ability to come back stronger. The Winnipeg Jets management shares that confidence, and showed it by signing the Wisconsin product to a two-year contract on Oct. 9.

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